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Sr. Scientist, R&D

at Fuchs

Posted: 4/17/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 312710
Keywords: lab

Job Description

  • R&D
  • Harvey, IL, USA
  • Full Time


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is the United States operating unit of Fuchs Petrolub S.E., the world's largest independent manufacturer of specialty lubricants with global sales of over $2.4 Billion. We provide high quality lubricants and services to a wide range of industries such as automotive, appliance, aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining, and energy. The organization is constantly developing new technology to meet the ever-changing demands of modern industry and we are recognized for providing world-class technical support to our strong customer base.



The Senior R&D Scientist will work independently and provide technical leadership for lab processes and projects.

  • Developing new solutions and improving existing products and processes
  • Working in a team environment and partnering with internal functions (i.e. Product Management, Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales) to solve problems.
  • To be part of the Global R&D network within Fuchs that shares best practices on R&D
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to chemists.
  • Staying current on trends within the industry.
  • Networking externally with academic institutions, government labs, and industry-related organizations.



  • The ideal candidate has been working in metal processing fluids or a related industry for 15+ years.
  • BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required. Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • 10+ years' experience involving water-based metalworking fluids (metalworking, metal forming, corrosion preventatives, etc.) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, raw materials, surfactants, and dispersion technologies is required
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal, team, project management, bench and communication skills is needed to work effectively within R&D, across departments, and across the global organization.
  • Ability to be flexible, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure;
  • The ability to use sound judgment in handling unanticipated situations with an entrepreneurial attitude;
  • The ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions;
  • The technical and social skills to enable collaboration across the Global R&D network within Fuchs to create new solutions.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
  • The ideal candidate must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office programs and be familiar with design of experiment, literature searching, and patents;
  • He/she must exhibit good performance, attendance and safety record in present position.



Fuchs Lubricants Co. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The benefits package offered to full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k), life insurance, LTD, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).